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suggest a muzzleloader

Hello my name is Russ, Iam good friends with Heavy C that is on here quite alot. I put in this year for muzzleloading in the great state of Colorado. I have been looking for a muzzleloader to buy but am beating my head against a brick wall as I do not know enough about muzzleloaders to purchase the correct make or model. I have a family and so the budget is kind of tight. Any suggestions for a muzzleloader between the 2 to 3 hundred dollar range would be of GREAT HELP to me. I have looked at some that are in the 150 range and the reviews i have read are not to flattering or helpful. So I wait in anticipation of the advice from you fellow Hunters. Thank you

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Re: suggest a muzzleloader

Sup!!?!??!? neener!

eye roll You should have asked me before posting, they might hold knowing me against you! LOL! LOL! LOL! Laugh

Wish I knew more about muzzleloaders and could help. I do have another buddy that is selling an older Thompson Center model something or another for like $200. Let me know if you want me to find out more about it.

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Let me know C what you are able to find out on that loader. Thanks for always helping and suggesting this site. I like it!

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No worries, I will give him a call a little later and let you know.

Great site, these folk will hook you up! Thumbs up

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THANKS C for all your help! THANKS for helping me to realize that my 300 is the better of the 2 300s I was thinking of. Now its time to find the right scope!

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Re: suggest a muzzleloader

It's $329, $150 below MSRP, at Cabelas but the CVA Accura comes highly recommended for it's accuracy. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_D...

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Very nice...and in camo too! Thumbs up

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My fav is the TC but that puts the price at 500 so second place goes to the CVA Acura. My son has one and for the price you cant beat it or its accuracy, I just like my encore but the way I look at it any new gun is a good gun. good luck Thumbs up

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Thank you for all the help. I have looked at a used TC. i have not heard of the CV accura but will do some research and let everyone who helped me know my final decision is. Thanks again. They are exactly what you said they were Heavy C, Nice guys and very helpful.

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I have a T/C with a nice wood stock that I will not take to Colorado, at least where I hunted the terran was so brutal. But I will take my back up muzzle loader Magbolt 150 which is stainless and camo synthetic stoke so its lighter and will handle the abuse better.
It's hard to go wrong with any of the new muzzle loaders today I believe if its a 50cal. 209 primer 150.
Fiber optic sights are a good addition also.

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I have been using Traditions Deerhunter's for about 9 years now.I find for price,accuracy,fit and finish you can not beat them.Go to http://www.traditionsfirearms.com . Click on muzzloaders then go click on deerhunter in the sidelocks space.for $249 + 19 shipping you get the .50 cal synthetic with nickle barrel.They all come with fiber optic sights that work great. If you would rather go with a inline the Yukon Drop Breech is outstanding for the price.Cost 211 + 19 shipping.That is also synthetic and nickle barrel.I have a wood stocked,synthetic stocked with blued barrel and just got a month ago the synthetic with nickle barrel Deerhunters.And I have never had a problem with any of them.The blued barrel with synthetic stock is a .54 cal.I hunt Oregon,Montana and Minnesota for everything from mule and whitetail deer,black bear,elk moose and even went after buffalo two years ago with the .54 cal never got a chanch to get one but will try again.All shoot patched balls great and minnis and conicals awesome too.Some people will laugh at these suggestions but I really never have had any problems.And if you ever have questions or need anything Traditions customer service is great and very helpful.Also you can order right online from factory and bam you got your rifle in the next couple days.Hope this might help you.

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